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Al Farouk II and Patriot Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips

Al Farouk II and Patriot Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips

Al Farouk II and Patriot offer quality scuba diving liveaboard trips to a host of exciting destinations throughout the Red Sea region. With many years of experience operating liveaboard scuba diving vacations amongst the beautiful reef of the Red Sea, we promise you the best scuba diving available in all of the destinations.


Al Farouk II and Patriot Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips Will Take you:

Abu Nihas
Also known as the 'Ships Graveyard1. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of. steep sloping reef layered with table corals. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Ye Now fish reef. These make a fun third dive or night dive or an alternative if the weather is extremely bad.

Panaroma Reef and Salem Express
The Salem Express was a large roll-on, rolf-off car ferry which hit the reef off Safaga on 15 December 1991 Its sheer size makes for an impressive dive and although years have passed since the tragic incident, due to the sheer numbers who perished it can be an intensely moving experience. Now lying on its starboard side (30m max depth), the wreck has been colonised In places by large soft corals, especially visible on the starboard propeller.

Brother Islands:
The 2 tiny islands known as the brothers lie approx. 67 kilometers east of Quesir seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Big Brother is 400 meters long and easily dwarfs Little Brother which is situated 1/2 a mile away. There are two excellent shipwrecks on Big Brother while shark sightings are guaranteed on Little Brother. Here greys, white tips, silver tips. hammerheads. Whale Sharks and Mania's are also frequently spotted.

Elphinstone Reef:
Elphinstone is one of the most frequented dive sites in the Southern Red Sea. Its a long, narrow reef reaching approximately 300 meters in length. Elphinstone is located 12 kilometers out from Marsa Abu Dabab. grey reefs or even hammerheads thresher sharks can often be seen.

Daedelus
This small, isolated Reef also known as Abu el-Kizan lies 96 kilometers off the coasl of Marsa Alarn. Daedelus Reef is almost round and reaches approximately 500 meters at the widest point. There are more exquisite corals to be found on the West wall including some predominant hard coral formations.

St Jones Reef
Here divers will find exciting drop-offs overgrown with huge gorgonians and cofourful soft corals. Barracudas, Tuna and Mackerel are also often sjghted here, as well as rare sightings of Mania Rays and Dolphins..
beautiful reef of the Red Sea

Sample Itineraries

Get Wrecked (Northern Red Sea)

Embarks: Hurghada Or Sharm el Sheikh
Highlights
Local Area, Abu Nuhas (Carnatic, Giannis D, Marcus, Kimon M), Gubal (Ulysses, Barge, Rosalie Moller), Kingston (Shag Rock), Carina (Shaab Naab), Thistlegorm (Shaab Ali), Dunraven (Beacon Rock), Jolanda (Ras Mohamed), Million Hope (Tiran Straits)

Wrecks and Reefs (Northern Red Sea)

Embarks: Hurghada Or Sharm el Sheikh
Highlights
Local Area, Abu Nuhas (Carnatic, Giannis D, Marcus, Kimon M), Siyul Islands, Um Usk Reef, Gubal Islands (Maala, Bluff Point, Inner Garden, Barge, Ulysses, Rosalie Moller), Shag Rock (Kingston and Reef), Shaab Naab (Carina and Reef), Shaab Nahsh, Shaab Mahmoud (Big and Small Passage, Dunraven), Stingray Station, 7 Aruk, Ras Mohamed Area, Tiran Straits (Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse, Jackson)

Brother Islands

Embarks: Hurghada or Marsa Ghaleb
Highlights
Big Brother, Little Brother, Safaga Area (Abu Kefan, Panorama Reef, Middle Reef, Wreck of Salem Express, Tobia Arbaa), Hurghada Area

Brother Islands and Elphinstone

Embarks: Hurghada or Marsa Ghaleb
Highlights
Big Brother, Little Brother, Elphinstone, Safaga Area (Abu Kefan, Panorama Reef, Middle Reef, Wreck of Salem Express, Tobia Arbaa), Hurghada Area

Simply the Best

Embarks: Hurghada or Marsa Ghaleb
Highlights
Brother Islands, Daedelus Reef, and Elphinstone, Safaga Area (Abu Kefan, Panorama Reef, Middle Reef, Wreck of Salem Express, Tobia Arbaa), Hurghada Area

Daedelus, Rocky, St. Johns

Embarks: Marsa Ghaleb
Highlights
Daedelus Reef, Rocky, Zabargad, St. Johns, Gota Sharm, Abu Dabab, Elphinstone, and Marsa Shouna

St Johns (Deep South Coastal)

Embarks: Hamata
Highlights
Abu Dabab, Elphinstone, St. Johns, Fury Shoal, Gota Sharm, and Marsa Shouna

Southern Wreck Special

Embarks: Marsa Ghaleb
Highlights
Marsa Shouna, Elphinstone, Khanka (Zabargad Island), Maiden (for advanced trimix divers only, Rocky Island), Trawler Wreck (Mikauwa Island), Atlas (Sataya El Bar), Abu Galawa Area (Adamantia K, Tugboat, Yacht Wreck), Hamata, Ras Torombi

Please be informed that our routes are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Contact:
Al Farouk II and Patriot Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips
Telephone:(20) 12 2113183
Email: i...@miragemarinefleet.com
Website: http://www.miragemarinefleet.com/

Last Updated on Monday 3rd January 2011